Riddle me this: how is it that each of the three new Pantene Heat Protection & Shine Sprays ($6) list the exact same ingredients but are supposed to target a completely different type of hair? — Fine, Medium-Thick and Curly.
Heat protecting sprays help to protect hair from damage (who knew?) caused by blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons while also reducing friction and adding shine.
These three come calling as part of the completely revamped Pantene haircare line of shampoos, conditioners and styling products for fine, thick, curly and/or color-treated hair.
Since all of these list the same ingredients, I couldn’t help but think, “Are these all just the same stuff poured into different bottles?”
Ingredient list for Fine Hair formula
Ingredient list for Medium-Thick Hair formula
Ingredient list for Curly Hair formula
After testing all three on different sections of my curly hair and spraying each one on different dry pieces before flat ironing, wouldn’t ya know it? My hair likes the Curly version best!
Was this just Pavlov’s dog barking or perhaps a placebo effect? Maybe, but the sections of my curly hair treated with the Curly version sure look straighter, smoother, silkier and softer to me.
Whatever kind of magic’s afoot, I like the light floral scent, and all three of the versions I tried work pretty well, even the ones not designed for my kind of hair.
I still prefer Straight Sexy Hair Smooth & Protect, but for $6 these feel like a good drugstore deal, especially if you like the fragrance and depend on your flat iron or blow dryer. Available at drugstores now. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A-
Tabs versus Tabs
As much as I love that cat, he’s not exactly a rocket scientist — not even among cats.
Whenever homeboy catches his reflection in a mirror or other reflective surface he enters thug mode, as if the tabby facing him is an adversary trying to move in on his territory.
His tail puffs up, and he tries to look all thuggish ruggish, pacing back and forth and staring himself down… It’s been my main source of amusement all week.
Anywho, I’m so glad it’s almost Friday. How was your Thursday? I hope your hair looked super cute!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,